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BEECHBM69 last won the day on October 14 2018

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  1. IMO, it would be much easier and cheaper (if you aren't doing it) to install an aftermarket temp gauge and leave the dash alone. Dan
  2. I honestly don't remember. I have since stripped enough cars I have a coffee can full of both cone and spring washers. I shan't be buying any more.....lol Dan
  3. I got a set of those also. They are in fact stamped incorrectly, as mentioned above. Dan
  4. BEECHBM69

    My 86 Wagon

    It would appear Mr. Freddo is correct. I had done a search a year or so ago and found they were out of production. Apparently you can get them from Primitive Racing again. http://get-primitive.com/springs/544-king-springs-1985-1994-subaru-loyale.html#/type-wagon/standard_height_spri-full_set_front_and_r Dan
  5. BEECHBM69

    My 86 Wagon

    1. Check for vacuum leaks. 2. I don't think you can buy them new anymore for these cars, but they come up in the "for sale" portion of the forum from time to time. 3. Pugs are hard to find but steel 6x5.5s are a dime a dozen, particularly in 15" form. Drilling is easy, there's lots of info so I won't bore you with it. I put 14's with 195/70/14s on both my wagon and my hatch with no lift. The little bit of ground clearance gained is priceless, and it doesn't completely ruin the gearing (it's noticeable, but not debilitating.) on edit: 4. I found it easier to redrill wheels, others swear by drilling the hubs, but you have to do some grinding and weld the studs in if you don't get the holes exact. I wanted the option to go back stock, so I went with drilling wheels. Dan
  6. BEECHBM69

    1986 Subaru Wagon

    That's GD's consensus. I doubt you will get any of us to agree..... I personally wouldn't own a Forester. When I run out of GL parts and can't keep my 3 on the road anymore, I will likely get out of Subarus altogether. It was a free car, and you plan to build a toy. As long as you look at it as a toy, and realize there may be some issues getting parts yesterday, you'll be fine. Anything can be sourced given enough time and effort (yes, even brand new oil pumps come up on eBay every once in a while.) There is also the "neato" factor of having something one off and unusual. "Oh wow! I haven't seen one of those in forever!" happens all the time. Good luck, whatever you decide to do. Dan
  7. BEECHBM69

    1986 Subaru Wagon

    In GD's defense: Whereas I don't believe anything residing in my driveway is "dead" per se, I have the benefit of 20 years accumulated knowledge playing with these cars, as do most of you. In short, we all know what's up. When someone shows up who is uninitiated, it would be disingenuous for us to present these as viable daily drivers without some skill, knowledge, and other stuff to drive. These "new to Subaru" people need to be told in no uncertain terms the realities. That's what GD does. He's not emotionally attached (like most of us,) so he can tell the pure, unadulterated, ugly truth. Once they know what's up, and decide to press on, then we are here for emotional and parts sourcing support To the OP- Good luck with your build. You have other cars to drive, so this should be a fun project for you. Grab a beverage and read. There is a TON of information to sift through. Dan
  8. BEECHBM69

    Junkyard Gem (autoblog)

    That a car in that condition would be allowed to meet it's fate at the hands of a junkyard crusher. One man's trash is another man's treasure, eh? Dan
  9. BEECHBM69

    Junkyard Gem (autoblog)

    That's just criminal. Dan
  10. Stripped hubs are from the cone washer being ridged and not seating properly, the concave washer being put on backwards and not holding torque, or not torquing the axle nut enough. From a physics standpoint, I don't see how the lift could have anything to do with it. Dan
  11. A lot depends on the overall life you think the car will lead with you. If it's in great shape and you plan to keep it for a while, have a custom stainless system built. I want to say the two I've done were around $300 give or take, including the flow master stainless muffler. Not much more than the OEM part you were looking at, and you'll never have to touch it again. If it's just a beater, you can probably have a piece welded in for $50. Dan
  12. BEECHBM69

    92 Loyale Valve Clatter

    Fixed that for you, all due respect of course Dan
  13. The only green o-rings I've ever come across were in the A/C system. Dan
  14. BEECHBM69

    Wire going to carby

    Electric choke if equipped, or idle stop/anti-diesel solenoid are the only two I can think of on an EA81 carb. Dan
  15. I just pulled out my paper 1990 FSM because I was sure I could find it for you. Oddly, I can't. Every sensor and plug has a torque value, but not the mounting bolts. I've done several, and have never had an issue - but - from lessons learned in my past, I am conditioned to not put a 3/8 ratchet on anything 10mm. So I guess my answer is "snug with a 1/4" ratchet." EJ's are 5 ft/lbs, so I can't imagine an EA is much, if any more than that. Good luck! Dan